Linklaters projects partner latest to join Milbank’s City base

Linklaters projects partner Clive Ransome has quit to join Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, becoming the latest in a string of magic circle partners to join the US firm’s London office.


The energy and infrastructure specialist’s resignation was communicated internally to Linklaters partners this afternoon (24 August), with the City partner set to join Milbank in the first week of September.

Ransome, who has acted for Korea’s LG Chem and US Fortune 200 company AES Corporation on petrochemicals and power deals, follows in the footsteps of corporate partner Mark Stamp, who joined Milbank from Linklaters earlier this year (29 February 2012).

Ransome has been in talks with Milbank for several months but, like Stamp, stayed on at Linklaters in order to finish work on a deal. He will not be bringing any other partners or associates with him from the firm.

The hire also follows Milbank’s recruitment of competition partner Nicholas Spearing from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer earlier in the year (6 June 2012).

Milbank global project finance leader Phillip Fletcher said in a statement: “We have long known and worked with Clive in both London and Asia, and we are confident that he has the experience and relationships to help reinforce and expand our energy and natural resources practice. There is significant activity on large-scale projects throughout the world, and Clive’s addition will enhance our depth of experience and capabilities in London to serve those projects.”

A Linklaters spokesperson said: “We would like to thank Clive for his huge contribution to the development of our projects practice over the years and wish him well for the future.”